Monthly Archives: October 2015

a black and white affair…

October 28, 2015
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a black and white affair…

The 2015 Tommy Johnson Blues Festival on Saturday Nov 7th in Jackson, MS will be a little different this year. In honor of it’s 10th year of existence Miss Vera decided to do a something special… A Black & White Affair. Gotta admit, I’d only heard of this before but never attended one… ’til...

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back to back!

October 28, 2015
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back to back!

Two Fridays, back to back at Court Street Grill will feature two great acts. First “lucky” Friday Nov 13th will have The Drifter Kings. First time at the grill, but not their first time in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The Drifter Kings won the 2009 River City Blues Competition in Marietta and later advanced to...

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Houston comin’ to Clarksburg

October 26, 2015
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Houston comin’ to Clarksburg

Not the one from Texas, but the Houston from North Carolina. That’s Ms Melva Houston from Mount Airy appearing as part of this years Clarksburg Holiday Jazz Stroll Friday Dec 11th. Click here for “Keeping Jazz Alive” via High Point, NC and here for  “Down Home Blues” via Greensboro, NC. Originally according to WVJS...

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SPOTLIGHT!

October 22, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

This is hardly our first SPOTLIGHT! article. But without a doubt one of the most interesting, involving and nearly intimidating we’ve done up to now. If you call yourself a fan and haven’t yet visited the Mississippi Delta, then shame on you. If you have you’re sure to know something about Roger Stolle and...

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woohoo and congratulations!

October 20, 2015
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woohoo and congratulations!

Congratulations and a big WOOHOO are definitely in order for The Right Reverend/JW Juke aka Jackie Welker! We heard about this last month but at that time were leaving for a few days and unable to announce it. So no longer any need to be humble JW…. word is out, the cat is out...

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Adelphia weekend….

October 19, 2015
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Adelphia weekend….

Friday Oct 23rd The Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta will feature one of the TOP classic rock, soul, beach, r&b, blues bands anywhere. Hip Pocket is backed by an incredible brass section (check out our buddy, Buddy Lee on sax & vocals). Showtime is 8:00pm. Saturday Oct 24th will be The Drifter Kings w/Sunset...

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Jackson’s Aretha Franklin

October 14, 2015
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Jackson’s Aretha Franklin

My only connection to Patrice Moncell was what I saw on “Last of the Mississippi Jukes“. That performance at The Subway Lounge in 2003 is second to none. See this 5min clip,  but one should get the DVD for the entire show. This was all it took for me to become a fan of...

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SPOTLIGHT!

October 13, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

We’d been away for a few days and hadn’t been keeping up to date with things. While gone we received word from Mississippi bluesman the great Zac Harmon. The following is the SPOTLIGHT! post when we were able to spend a little time with him in August. Not long ago in Beckley, WV during...

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RIP Smokin’ Joe Kubek

October 12, 2015
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RIP Smokin’ Joe Kubek

We’re sorry to say, but guess it’s true, Smokin’ Joe Kubek died unexpectedly due to heart attack Sunday Oct 11th. This was shortly before taking stage with partner Bnois King at the Pleasure Island Seafood & Blues Festival, Carolina Beach, NC. Had the pleasure to see these two together just a couple years ago...

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